Floyd Griffin Thorpe

1913–2000 (Age 86)
San Joaquin, California, United States

The Life of Floyd Griffin

When Floyd Griffin Thorpe was born on 29 May 1913, in San Joaquin, California, United States, his father, Elmer Wilson Thorpe, was 26 and his mother, Gladys V Griffin, was 18. He married Eva Marie Pareto on 14 August 1937, in San Joaquin, California, United States. He lived in Turlock, Stanislaus, California, United States in 1935 and O'Neal Judicial Township, San Joaquin, California, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1943. He died on 24 January 2000, in Stockton, San Joaquin, California, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Lodi, San Joaquin, California, United States.

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Floyd Griffin Thorpe
Eva Marie Pareto
Marriage: 14 August 1937

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14 August 1937
San Joaquin, California, United States

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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 3

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 21

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 24

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the numerous places in England named with Old Norse þorp ‘hamlet’, ‘village’ or the Old English cognate þrop.

Possible Related Names

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Floyd Thorpe, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Floyd T Thrope in household of Elmer W Thrope, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Floyd G Thorpe in household of Elmer W Thorpe, "United States Census, 1920"

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